It’s important to not stay silent or sit still.
This is the only way change will come to light.
We as Boho Beautiful have personally donated to the following organizations below:
If you have anything to give, please consider donating.
And if you do not, there are other ways to contribute such as being part of different petitions, and educating ourselves through the many wonderful resources that are out there.
In the end, all that matters is the energy we wish to send out from our hearts to the world when it needs it most.
Because as Mahatma Gandhi once said “Be The Change You Wish To See In The World”.
The Black Visions Collective Movement and Legal Fund (blackvisionsmn.org/) is a Black, trans and queer-led organization that believes in a future where all Black people have autonomy, safety is community-led, and we are in right relationship within our ecosystems.
Notable supporters have included Lizzo and Kerry Washington.
You can donate here: https://secure.everyaction.com/4omQDAR0oUiUagTu0EG-Ig2
Reclaim The Block (reclaimtheblock.org) began in 2018 and organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety.
Notable supporters have included Halsey.
You can donate here: https://secure.everyaction.com/zae4prEeKESHBy0MKXTIcQ2
Color Of Change (colorofchange.org) is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. They help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by more than 1.5 million members, they move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.
Notable supporters have included Beyonce and Leonardo DiCaprio.
You can donate here: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/support-us
Campaign Zero (joincampaignzero.org) is a comprehensive platform identifying solutions, providing research & data to organizers and policymakers, and advocating to end police violence nationwide.
Notable supporters have included Paramore and Lady Gaga.
Black Lives Matter (blacklivesmatter.com) is a global organization whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.
Notable supporters include The Weeknd, John Boyega, and Harry Styles.
You can donate here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019
The American Civil Liberties Union (aclu.org) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1920 to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. Currently, they are working to end police brutality, demand racial justice, and defend our right to protest.
Notable supporters include Nick Jonas & Priyanka Chopra.
You can donate here: https://action.aclu.org/give/now
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (naacpldf.org) is America’s top legal firm fighting for racial justice. LDF seeks equality for all Americans.
Notable supporters include: Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds, and Angelina Jolie.
The Equal Justice Initiative (eji.org) is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
Notable supporters include: Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner.
You can donate here: https://support.eji.org/give/153413/#!/donation/checkout
The Loveland Foundation (thelovelandfoundation.org) was established in 2018 after the wildly successful fundraiser initiated by academic, writer, and lecturer Rachel Cargle and enthusiastically funded by her social media community which went towards Therapy for Black Women And Girls. With over $250,000 raised, this foundation is the official continuation of the efforts to bring opportunity, access, validation and healing to marginalized peoples.
Notable supporters include Lady Gaga.
You can donate here: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NzU4MzM=
Don’t have money to donate?
That’s okay! Here are some petitions to consider signing and resources we have found highly recommended and are going to work through ourselves too.
To demand justice for George Floyd, you can sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/mayor-jacob-frey-justice-for-george-floyd
To demand justice for Breonna Taylor, the Black emergency medical technician who was fatally shot in her apartment by the Louisville Metro Police Department, sign the petition here: https://www.standwithbre.com/
To demand justice for Belly Mujinga, the railway worker who died from coronavirus after she was spat on by a man claiming to have COVID-19, you can sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/govia-thameslink-justice-for-belly-mujinga-justiceforbellymujinga
Books to Read:
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World by Layla Saad
Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America by Nikesh Shukla
They Can’t Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lorde
Get your book from a Black-owned bookstore! https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/06/9851084/black-owned-bookstores-independent-online
And here’s 75 more Black-owned businesses you can support: https://www.forbes.com/sites/elisabethbrier/2020/06/05/75-black-owned-businesses-to-support/
Film/TV to Watch:
12 Years A Slave
Dear White People
I Am Not Your Negro
If Beale Street Could Talk
The Hate U Give
When They See Us